If anyone rings you saying saying they work for Microsoft, or any other company
and that you have problems with your computer
And they can help you put it right ,
Definitely put the phone down.
It is a scam and they regularly target people, they ask to take remote control of your machine and then show you so called 'error' messages.
They say they can put it right straight away but your computer is at risk and you need to pay for better protection.
The price of which can range from £20/£70 upwards for one year and more after.
IT IS DEFINITELY A SCAM SO PUT THE PHONE DOWN
No reputable company will ring you up like this, and no reputable company will ask you to pay money for anything about computer problems or passwords or any of the above. Victims of this fraud could suffer anything from identity theft to having their computer hijacked and used to send spam or viruses without their knowledge.
Malicious software lets a stranger do the following over your internet connection:
Access all information and documents stored on your computer
Track your typing so that they can log all your passwords, credit card numbers, or anything else you type
Monitor your purchases, your email, your web browsing
Control your computer without your knowledge, using it to send viruses out to everyone on your email contacts list
Lock you out of your computer and damage or erase its contents
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!